Tuesday's Betting Tips

Tuesday's Betting Tips

Tuesday's Betting Tips
By Covers.com

Weather to watch

Houston Astros at Pittsburgh Pirates: Forecasts are calling for a 60 percent chance of thunderstorms at PNC Park this evening.

Who’s hot?

The Baltimore Orioles. The Orioles are 16 games above .500 for the first time since the end of the 1997 campaign.

Who’s not?

The New York Yankees. The Yankees, who led the AL East by as many as 10 games in July, had their lead over the Baltimore Orioles trimmed to one game with a loss to the Rays on Monday. New York has lost nine of its last 13 contests.

Key stat

$100.4 million. Tiger Woods became the first player golfer to crack the $100 million plateau in PGA Tour career earnings after his third-place finish at the Deutsche Bank Championship on Monday.

Game of the day

Los Angeles Angels at Oakland Athletics (+110, 7.5)

Injury that shouldn’t be overlooked

San Diego Chargers running back Ryan Mathews returned to practice Monday for the first time since breaking his clavicle Aug. 9 on his first carry of the preseason. Matthews has not been cleared for contact is doubtful for the Chargers’ season opener against the Raiders next Monday.

Notable quotable

"I know I'm a great coach. What makes me a great coach is the guys that coach with me and the players that play for me, and everything else this organization has for me…It's hard for me to look at myself not being successful. I don't even see (getting fired) as a possibility." New York Jets head coach Rex Ryan Monday on the Michael Kay Show on ESPN Radio.

Betting news and notes

Blue Jays pitcher Carlos Villanueva is 5-1 with a 2.44 ERA in 18 home appearances, including seven starts. Villanueva takes the hill at home against Baltimore on Tuesday night.

Tampa Bay has won 10 of its last 11 home games against New York. The Rays are 2 1/2 games behind New York and 1 1/2 games south of the Orioles in the wild card chase.

St. Louis Cardinals general manager John Mozeliak said Monday starting pitcher Chris Carpenter could contribute to the club this year. Carpenter will throw a simulated game Tuesday after undergoing surgery in July to improve thoracic outlet syndrome symptoms. The 2005 Cy Young Award winner hasn’t pitched since Game 7 of the 2011 World Series.

Angels manager Mike Scioscia revealed Monday to reporters that staff ace Jered Weaver’s shoulder is “a little tender” and he may miss his next scheduled start Friday against the Tigers.

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